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Garden Pest?

Posted: 18/05/2013 at 10:54

Thank you very much for your help, Rory.  I have searched photos of the creatures you name and I believe you are correct.  I have observed them along side plants in the greenhouse and they dont appear interested so I am more than happy to leave them be.  They may however be at risk from the resident frogs.

Garden Pest?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 09:19

Having moved from the countryside to a house with a very overgrown garden in the city, I have found black jumping insects living in the soil in my greenhouse and under pots outside.  They look like shrimps or fleas and are about 5mm long . When disturbed they wriggle and jump and quickly dissapper into the soil.  A search of Google images suggests they may be Terrestrial amphipods.  I thought these were only found in warmer climates.  I am in Exeter in Devon.  Anyone any ideas about what they are and more importantly will they harm plants or can they be left in peace?

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Garden Pest?

Can you help identify this creature? 
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